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Lesser Antilles

The Lesser Antilles island chain is centered in this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from September 20, 2002. From bottom to top through the center are Grenada, St. Vincent (with Barbados to its east), St. Lucia, Fort-de-France, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Montserrat (slightly west of center line), Antigua, and Barbuda. The Lesser Antilles are part of a chain of islands that runs between the tip of Florida and northern South America in the Caribbean Sea. On Montserrat, the thermal signature (marked in red) could be from the Soufriere Hills Volcano.

Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Published October 16, 2002
Data acquired September 20 - 20, 2002

Terra > MODIS
Solid Earth > Volcanoes > Eruption Dynamics
Solid Earth > Volcanoes > Volcanic Ash/Dust